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Hotline helps businesses deal with COVID-19 in the workplace

If you’re wondering exactly what you should do to protect your employees in the age of the novel coronavirus, there is help. The province has launched a toll-free line  to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces. It’s 1-888-444-3659. On Monday, the province ordered… Read more »

Bracing for the economic impact of COVID-19

Sandra Hartman expects there will be a lot more people visiting the Petrolia Food Bank in the next few weeks. The manager says it won’t take long for people in the service industry – who have been laid off as businesses close to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus – to run… Read more »

Province scraps time-of-use power rates for 45 days

The province is axing the time-of-use power rate structure for the next 45 days. It’s a move Premier Doug Ford says should cut families power bills in half as people self isolate and children are home from school. Normally, consumers pay between 14.4 and 20.8 cents per kilowatt hour from 7 am to 7 pm…. Read more »